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by Harper Lee

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What are examples of the motif of blindness in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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The most obvious example of blindness in the novel is displayed by the jury's decision to overlook the facts presented during the trial and finding Tom Robinson guilty of the rape he could not have committed. Although the jury is able to see Tom's skin color, they apparently do not see his "small shriveled... rubber-like left hand"--one that is useless for work...

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